We’ve reached the final edition of these jersey rankings. So far, we’ve gone through each era, and today we’ll be wrapping it up with the latest uniforms the Clippers have rocked.
After a slight re-design in the jerseys from 2010 through 2014, the Clippers underwent a complete re-brand in 2015. They’ve given us a lot of jerseys, already 10+ in just five years. Here’’s where they rank.
No. 10 - Black alternates
I’ll keep it short and sweet. It was cool seeing the Clippers turn to a black jersey for the first time ever, but these were an absolute miss. The logo looked like a middle-schooler drew it up, and it’s tough to make out the logo inside the ball. I don’t know what was going on here.
No. 9 - Road reds
These are the last red jerseys the Clippers wore. In previous posts, I’ve talked about how good the red road uniforms used to be. These... not so much. I’m not a fan with the big logo next to the number at all.
No. 8 - 2015 home whites
It’s no coincidence that all three of the worst jerseys on this list are after the 2015 rebrand by the Clippers. I appreciate them wanting to try something new, but man the uniforms were a miss. These are just so plain and generic looking. I do like how bold “Clippers” is spelled, but they’re nothing special or memorable.
No. 7 - Current black alternates
These are a massive upgrade over the previous ones, however I still wish the Clippers would’ve done a little more here. Overall it looks clean, and I like that they put the number underneath the logo, but I’m still not a fan of having a jersey with just this logo on it. It would’ve been cool if they could’ve incorporated more. I do love the pants, though.
No. 6 - 2019-2020 city jerseys
These are the city edition uniforms that the Clippers wore this year. For creativity it gets an A. It also really fits the culture of this team. I think that for these, the numbers should have been in the some font as the “Los Angeles”. The numbers just don’t really fit these for me.
No. 5 - Away blues
The Clippers ditched the red and made the blue their full-time road uniform. It’s simple, but it just looks so good with the white.
No. 4 - 2019-2020 Buffalo throwbacks
Celebrating the 50th season in franchise history, the Clippers rocked these this year as a tribute to their Buffalo days. Overall I think these are some of the best throwback uniforms in the NBA.
No. 3 - Current home whites
Though they’ll never recreate the home whites from 2000, these are still a pretty good looking set of uniforms. Again, they’re simple, but sometimes that’s all you need. The bold font in blue looks great, and the red numbers directly below is nice, I also really like the red, white and blue trim around the neck.
No. 2 - San Diego throwbacks
The Clippers only wore these for one season, and I’m still bummed. If you’ve been following this series, you’d know I’m a sucker for the San Diego colors of orange and baby blue. Adding it to these Clippers jerseys really do work. It makes the Clippers unique and gives them a uniform combo no other team in the NBA has. As I’ve said before, if a few decades down the line the Clippers opt to change their colors back to these, I wouldn’t be upset in the slightest.
No. 1 - 1984 Olympics
Sadly, these were only worn for a year as well. These paid tribute to the 1984 Olympics that were held in Los Angeles. Overall I think these are nearly perfect. The “LA” font is similar to the font used back in ‘84, and it just works. The outline on the jersey of blue and white looks so clean, and the stars down the side of the jersey is an added bonus. I said this earlier with the 2019 city edition uniforms, but I wish for these they would have changed the numbers to match the font. All in all, that’s my only slight complaint for these perfect jerseys. They look like they belong in the 60’s and 70’s, and I absolutely love it.
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